All entries for June 2008
June 25, 2008
Writing about web page http://verhaal.blog.com/
This will be my last post on Warwick blogs. After four years of (not so) hard work at the University of Warwick I am finally moving on to another university, another country, and consequently another stage of life.
That does not, however, mean that my blog will stop. For future purposes, I have opened another blog on blog.com, “surprisingly” called Scribbles of a Dutch/Polishman. I decided not to change the name mainly to point out that the transfer will be marked by continuity, rather than serious change. It will continue to reflect my thoughts on politics, art and current affairs, as well as social observations and petty thoughts, and, some occassional poetry, I hope.
The content of this blog, the result of four years of sometimes intense scribbling, will stay where it is, accessible to all. It reflects to some extent quite neatly what occupied my thoughts and how they developed. To quote Joseph Weiler: these are my thoughts, for what they are worth.
Scrolling through it, I hope it may continue to serve the reader as a source of amusement; if it provides food for thought, all the better.
Bye then, blogs.warwick.ac.uk/mhillebrandt. Enter the new Scribbles of a Dutch/Polishman.
June 06, 2008
Ecoogler is another one of those new green internet initiatives.
“Searches: 17749368, Planted trees: 1774, To the next: 632”, it says on the start page of Google’s new initiative to make internet searching more ecologically sustainable. Ecoogler plants a tree for every 10,000 searches. I’m not sure whether this is a calculated ratio or just a symbolic gesture, but anyway, it’s a couple of trees. I also don’t know much about the performance of this search engine compared to that of Google, but in any case such tree planting is another step in the drive to reinternalise technologies perceived externalities. It’s not my intention here to be cynical or lyrical about things like Ecoogler, just to draw your attention to it. Have a look and see what you think.